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Authors Night in the Hamptons and Guest at Lovely Dinner to Talk about Masters of Sex

The 10th annual Authors Night celebration was held Saturday Aug 9 -- the birthday of my dear wife Joyce -- and I was invited as an honored guest to a lovely dinner at the home of Hampton Magazine's Michael Braverman. Here's some photos of the day and the excerpt from the magazine:



Hard as it is to believe, Thomas Maier says that being the author of the 2009 best seller Masters of Sex: The Life & Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love, which details the explosive but sad lives of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson and is the basis for the Emmy-nominated TV series on Showtime that began its second season in mid-July, hasn’t changed his life much. He’s still an investigative reporter—now in his 31st year at Newsday—and proud of it. He admits to one material change in circumstances: Instead of writing his books in his unheated basement in East Northport, he now works in a heated bedroom upstairs. Masters of Sex…

New Yorker Video Highlights "Masters of Sex" -- Emily Nussbaum Compares MoS with other historical dramas in a new review.

The New Yorker's Emily Nussbaum provides some insights about this season's "Masters of Sex" in  this video and also in this week's magazine. Emily didn't seem to know that Ep. 3's "Fight" drew heavily from the book with Bill's recollections of his father and about Virginia's long-lost romance with an Army Capt. - part of the emotional underpinnings of that episode. Nevertheless, we're thrilled with The New Yorker's high praise for the show and all that Michelle Ashford and Co. are attempting to achieve in adapting the book into a drama. I'm constantly amazed how much of the non-fiction biography Michelle has weaved into each episode, perhaps more so than any drama I've ever seen based on a book.
Here's The New Yorker's terrific video with Emily Nussbaum, one of the most literate and thoughtful critics out there.